is not just whiskey anymore and American whiskey can take
many forms; there's corn whiskey, bourbon whiskey, wheat whiskey,
malt whiskey, Tennessee whiskey and of course rye whiskey,
just to name a few. And they all come with their very own
sets of U.S. codes of federal regulations regarding content,
alcohol percentages, finishes, filtering processes and ageing
like the wild, wild, west, Wyoming Whiskey is a straight American
whiskey that is neither a true bourbon nor a true rye with
higher rye content than Small Batch Bourbon, but short of
a true rye whiskey. It's crafted from two distinct mash bills
distilled in November of 2011. The first mash bill contains
48% winter rye, 40% corn, and 12% malted barley and the second
reflects a traditional bourbon mash bill of 68% corn, 20%
winter rye, and 12% malted barley. In keeping with Wyoming
Whiskey's tradition, these grains are all non-GMO and grown
in Byron, Wyoming by Rageth Farms.
Whiskey comes in a clear antique finished bottle that looks
like it would have been right at home on a back bar in Wyoming
in the 1800's the whiskey is a pale amber in color and since
it states right on the bottle that is "bottled in bond"
it is at least 4 years old. Well, that all sounds fine and
dandy but as you know the proof is in the tasting so let's
get to it. The nose is a delicate blend of buttery cinnamon,
a touch of oak and hints of bourbon and rye with all of them
complimenting each other nicely. The palate is mildly spicy
with touches of oranges and honey, caramel and oak . The finish
is long and slightly spicy with bits of toffee and oranges.
whiskey exists somewhere between a rye a bourbon and a straight
whiskey and carves out for itself a rather unique flavor profile
that combines the best of all those worlds. Just one ice cube
goes a long way in blending all these flavors further.
Whiskey is a whopping 100 proof or 50% ABV and can
be found for around $54.00 to $56.00 per 750ML bottle.
By George Brozowski
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